Sustainability & Social Responsibility
bkr is a woman-owned and operated company. All products are designed and engineered in San Francisco. All the parts are manufactured responsibly in Shenzhen. We work closely with only the most responsible factories abroad that are ISO certified for safe work environment, environmental responsibility, and employment practices.
The bottle is made of soda-lime glass and is entirely recyclable. The cap is BPA-free, phthalate-free food-grade polypropylene plastic which also is recyclable. The sleeve is silicone made from naturally occurring silica sand is BPA-free, phthalate-free and can be recycled in designated facilities.
Our lip balm is manufactured using sustainable ingredients and processes and is vegan and cruelty-free.
We use the least amount of packaging possible and always recycled cardboard when possible. We print our tags with soy ink on 100% recycled paper.
To ensure quality and safety, we regularly test our materials in accredited third-party labs. This testing confirms that all the components of a bkr meet or exceed stringent U.S. FDA and European RoHS safety guidelines.
We love our bkr nation and like all of you want to support our larger global community and help where we can. bkr gives back in many forms including financial donations, in-kind donations and using our platform to amplify voices we believe in. We are proud to have supported many worthwhile causes and non-profits doing urgent, meaningful work that inspires us. bkr has been a partner to Water for People (bringing access to clean water and sanitation), the Canary Foundation (dedicated to early detection of cancer), the Loveland Foundation (helping provide Black women and girls culturally appropriate therapeutic services), Dress for Success (empowering women to achieve economic independence), Wounded Warrior (supporting the Nation’s most severely wounded veterans) and many others and many more to come.
ORDERS & SHIPPING
United States orders submitted before 12pm PST on a business day are typically processed and shipped the same day.
International orders are typically processed and shipped the next business day.
Orders placed after 12pm PST will be shipped the next business day.
Shipping times are displayed in business days, and do not include weekends or holidays unless otherwise noted.
After you place your order, you'll immediately receive a confirmation email. We'll send you another email when your order ships that includes a tracking number, so you can keep track of just how soon your bkr will arrive.
Q. Does bkr ship to Canada?
A. Yes, Canadian customers have unlimited access to the US bkr website with $10 flat rate shipping to Canada on orders of $50 or more, plus applicable duties and taxes.
Q. What other countries does bkr ship to?
A. For a list of countries we currently ship to, please click here.
Q. Do international orders include country specific taxes and duties?
A. Yes, country specific taxes and duties are pre-paid at checkout (Delivered Duty Paid) and no additional payment is required at the time of delivery.
Q. Does bkr offer shipping protection on international orders?
A. Yes, Shipping Protection insures your bkr shipment worldwide against loss, damage and theft so you can sleep well knowing you’re covered even if Danny Ocean intercepts your package and is lounging with your bkr at the Bellagio pool. If you deselect shipping protection offered at checkout, bkr is not liable for lost, damaged, or stolen items. Please don’t deselect. Theft and loss are on the rise and it’s out of our control.
Q. Where can I see the full shipping Protection Policy?
A. The full Shipping Protection Policy can be found here.
Q. How do I submit Shipping Protection claims?
A. Shipping Protection claims can be submitted here.
Q. What is bkr’s International return policy?
A. If you're not in love with your mybkr.com purchase for any reason, return it within 30 days of purchase. We are not able to provide shipping labels for returns from outside the contiguous 48 states and international. Please write in to email@example.com for the return address.
Shipping Protection protects your bkr shipment worldwide against loss, damage and theft so you can sleep well knowing you’re covered even if Danny Ocean intercepts your package and is lounging with your bkr at the Bellagio pool. If you deselect shipping protection offered at checkout, bkr is not liable for lost, damaged, or stolen items. Please don’t deselect. Theft and loss are on the rise and it’s out of our control.
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THE FALL IN LOVE PROMISE
Sip from your bottle. Sleep in the balm. If you aren’t in love with your bkr products for any reason, we’ll take them back for 30 days–no questions asked. Returns are just $5 and if you take store credit we’ll waive the $5. See below for all details.
We thoughtfully design and expertly engineer all bkr products. The bkr bottle is break-resistant with a protective sleeve and cap designed to protect the glass. The cup is more delicate but the double wall borosilicate provides insulation and an elevated sensory experience for both hot and cold beverages.
We know you will treat your bkrs with care, but sometimes things happen. If your bkr bottle or cup breaks within the first 30 days of purchase email firstname.lastname@example.org: 1) a photo of your broken bkr, 2) the original receipt from mybkr.com, and 3) details regarding how it broke. Please safely save your sleeve and any part that survived, we'll replace the part that broke. Limited to one bkr per customer. Alteration, misuse or abuse voids this policy. If it has been more than 30 days since you bought your bkr or it is not your first bkr, please visit the accessories page of our shop where you can buy extra glass, caps, straws, and sleeves. Normal wear and tear are not covered. Applies exclusively to products purchased on mybkr.com. We do not offer monetary reimbursement.
We stand behind all of our products and provide a 90-day limited manufacturer warranty for defective parts, not including accidental damage and normal wear and tear. Alteration, misuse or abuse voids this policy. We do not offer monetary reimbursement.
BOTTLE & CUP DETAILS & CARE
Bkr bottle: Wash before use. Your bkr bottle glass, sleeve, straw, and cap are dishwasher safe* on the top rack. Removing the sleeve is optional but easy. See our Instagram bkr care highlight for a founder tutorial. If you're cleaning by hand, we recommend using hot soapy water and our perfect bottle brush.
If you'd like to speed up the drying process, roll up a piece of paper towel so it's thin enough to get in the opening of the bottle, but wide enough to stay put. Put the roll 3/4 the way down the bottle (with the top of the roll out the top of the bottle, like a wick) and leave it overnight.
We recommend storing your bkr with the cap off.
*Please note, if you have the Swarovski Crystal cap, please wash by hand only and DON’T soak as it is not dishwasher safe.
Bkr cup: Wash before use. Your bkr Cup glass, sleeve, straw, and cap are dishwasher safe on the top rack – the buttons and gasket can go in the dishwasher basket. We recommend rinsing immediately after use before placing in the dishwasher to avoid stains.
Treat your bkr cup like a fancy wine glass (gently) and your gasket and straws like your teeth (clean them or they could stain) Wash all pieces of the cap separately. To remove gasket pull down from the flat area above the K in the bkr logo on the underside of the cap.
Removing the sleeve is optional but easy. See our Instagram bkr care highlight for a founder tutorial. If you're cleaning by hand, we recommend using hot soapy water and our perfect bottle brush.
We recommend storing your bkr with the cap off.
Bkr straws: Dishwasher safe top rack. To remove stubborn smells or tastes from straws, bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes, smell carefully, bake for another 10 minutes if smell persists.
bkr bottle: soda lime glass, silicone sleeve, food-grade, BPA-free, phthalate-free polypropylene cap.
bkr cup: borosilicate glass, silicone sleeve, gasket and button, BPA-free, phthalate-free plastic cap.
compact cap: food-grade, BPA-free, phthalate-free plastic.
straws & sleeves: 100% silicone which is derived from silicon a naturally occurring element.
Your bkr bottle is made of soda-lime glass - it's durable and protected by a soft silicone sleeve, but it is still glass - so treat it carefully as you would your cell phone or any other thing you love.
**Don't freeze it or put it in the back of a fridge that freezes things or leave it in your car in the freezing cold - it will break. We can’t stress this enough. Water expands in all directions regardless of how little of it is in your bkr.** If you accidentally break it in the first 90 days, we will replace the glass for you. Please note freezing negates this warranty.
Your bkr cup is made from double wall borosilicate glass. It’s exquisite and a joy to drink from but like all the finer things in life it must be treated with care.
To avoid breakage always add liquid before ice, do not freeze, remove the cap before microwaving and treat it the way you would your favorite wine glass.
If you are lucky enough to have a Swarovski cap please treat it carefully as it is beautiful but fragile.
DO NOT ever freeze your bkr with fluid in it OR put it in the back of a fridge that freezes things OR leave it in your car in the freezing cold - it will break. We can’t stress this enough. Water expands in all directions regardless of how little of it is in your bkr. Please note freezing negates the warranty.
Yes, bkrs are Microwave safe – remove cap and always check temperature before drinking.
Yes in bkr Cups, but put the ice in after the liquid to avoid breakage.
Not in bkr bottles, but don't worry, you can find the perfect ice tube trays and bottle brush in our accessories shop.
The bkr bottle opening is purposefully designed to be small. It's one of the things that will make you love it.
bkr water bottles aren't intended for boiling hot liquid (or for freezing) and we don't recommend putting hot liquid in unless the glass itself is already warm. The glass is not tempered so you'll want to avoid rapid temperature changes which could cause your bkr to crack.
Bkr cups are temperature shock resistant. You can put boiling water in them followed immediately by ice cold water and they will be perfectly fine. Please don’t freeze your cups with liquid in them (or any glass for that matter).
The original Little 500 mL bkr fits most cupholders. The Big 1L bkr will not fit most cupholders, but does fit on some treadmills, ellipticals and on stationary bikes like the ones at Soulcycle or on Peloton bikes. The Teeny 250 mL fits all cupholders.
We’ve traveled the world with our bkr bottles. Just be sure to take them through security empty and fill up on the other side.
Keep in mind that some venues, stadiums, amusement parks and courtrooms don’t allow glass inside. Make sure to check with the venue beforehand if you’re worried. And if your bkr is ever confiscated, remember to take off your cap, balm and sleeve and keep them – you replace the glass later.
BALM DETAILS & CARE
Yes, Paris Water Balm is vegan.
Yes, Paris Water Balm is cruelty-free.
Yes, Paris Water Balm is paraben free.
bkr Paris Water Balm: Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Dextrin Palmitate, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Fragrance, Phospholipids, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Glycolipids, Titanium Dioxide, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Mica, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Citral, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Hydroxide
Yes, Paris Water Balm is gluten-free.
Paris Water Balm is made in France and filled and assembled in the United states.
bkr Paris Water Balm was created to the highest standards of safety and cleanliness. It will never be harmful to humans, animals or the planet. However, we recognize that all pregnancies and children are unique and If you have a concern about the choice to use it, you may wish to speak to your doctor.
CONNECTING THE LIP BALM/COMPACT CONTAINER TO THE BOTTLE
You need a compact cap to connect your water balm or compact container to your bkr.
There are two sizes of the Compact Caps: one that fits 250/500mL bkrs and one that fits 1L bkrs. The caps have different thread sizes to fit the different bottles BUT the full-size balm compacts fit ALL sizes of compact caps.
Connecting the straw/straw cap to the bottle
To use your straw, first screw the straw cap onto the bottle, then insert the straw through the clear silicone valve. The straws come in a package of three and are available in 250mL, 500mL, and 1L, just the right size for each bkr.
UNSOLICITED IDEA SUBMISSION POLICY
Unfortunately, bkr is not able to accept or review any unsolicited ideas, proposals or suggestions for services or products. Our talented and innovative team works with their knowledge, expertise, and creativity to generate ideas for product development. While we love hearing from you, the purpose of this policy exists to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when our ideas might seem similar, or even identical, to ideas submitted to us. If you submit ideas to us despite our request to the contrary, then, regardless of what you state in your submission, the following terms will apply to your submission:
We may, or may not, review your submission; All ideas contained in your submission will automatically become our property; You will not be entitled to compensation, in any form, from us; We may use the ideas of your submission for any purpose we deem desirable, in our sole discretion, including, without limitation, for commercial purposes or for no purpose at all; and We will be under no obligation to keep your submission confidential.
We, however, welcome feedback on your experience with bkr products. If you choose to provide feedback, please provide only feedback specific to your experience with us and do not include any unsolicited ideas.